Victory Medal with MID : Lieutenant C W Stoerkel, 48 Battalion AIF

Accession Number REL/14389.004
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Bronze
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1920
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Victory Medal with bronze mentioned in despatches oak leaf on ribbon. Impressed around edge with recipient's details.

History / Summary

Charles William Stoerkel enlisted as a private in 16 Battalion, AIF, on 11 September 1914. In early 1916 he transferred to 48 Battalion, AIF. He was commissioned in 1917. Stoerkel was awarded the Military Cross (MC) on 17 June 1917, and a bar to the MC on 3 May 1918. He was also mentioned in despatches in 1916. He returned to Australia in 1919. The recommendation for Stoerkel's mention in despatches reads 'As signalling Corporal his work since arrival in FRANCE has been of a most energetic and painstaking nature, and he has been untiring in his zeal for efficiency. During the two periods in which the Battalion was in the front line at POZIERES (August 5th to 8th and 13th to 15th August) he rendered excellent service in maintaining communications under heavy fire, having frequently to repair lines under enemy barrage.'